Calendar of Events
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Hillsong Worship
The multi-platinum-selling Hillsong Worship announced their quick return to the United States in 2020 for their "Awake Tour" presented by Premier Productions coming to Knoxville Civic Auditorium May 5, 2020 . Joined by special guests Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, the 28-city arena circuit follows the debut arrival of their full-length studio album "Awake" at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart.
Passionate about equipping and mobilizing believers everywhere with Christ-centered songs of God-glorifying worship for the building of the Church for almost three decades, Hillsong Worship has served people across nations and generations. Their chart-topping hit "Who You Say I Am" recently achieved RIAA-Certified Gold status and earned the group dual honors for Worship Song of the Year during this year's 50th annual GMA Dove Awards and 2019 K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Tickets at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hillsong-worship/event/1B00577BC22F86A5.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
East Tennessee Historical Society: Annual Meeting
Category: Festivals & special events
ETHS Awards of Excellence recipients will be recognized at the East Tennessee Historical Society Annual Meeting on May 5. Each year, the society recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming, and interpretation of the region’s history. The awards have been presented each year since 1982.
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: COVID-19 Program
Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours have created the highest level of enjoyment. With the hard times we are facing as a country, we feel that entertainment IS 100% essential. Getting out of the house, enjoying the outdoors with loved-ones is extremely beneficial to personal health.
With this being said, we have decided to adjust our Tours operation so we can offer service to the public, while also maintaining social distancing requirement.
Public Tours are postponed till social distancing requirements are lifted. (RESCHEDULES will be available once social distancing requirements are lifted.)
Private Tours will be offered for “Households” and social circles. (We have decided to offer these events to individuals who spend time in close proximity of each other.) This is a great solution for slowing the spread of the virus while also offering activities that can bring enjoyment to families in the community.
Information: 865-377-9677 or www.hauntedknoxville.net
Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Virtual Studio
We are here to motivate and train our artists to progress and grow as dancers and musicians. The site includes weekly classes, bonus exercises and materials.
East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions
Jam sessions offered throughout the week at various locations, for beginners and experienced alike! Check https://etnba.org/events for locations and times
The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.
Knoxville Asian Festival: Year of the Mouse 5K & 1 Mile Virtual Run
As an athlete, we appreciate the efforts you make to train and your commitment to maintaining a health and fitness routine. And now let’s channel that energy to create the most fun virtual run experience ever!
The race is part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the United States every May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout United States.
The mission of the Asian Culture Center of TN is to invest in the Greater Knoxville Community and East Tennessee and promote cultural diversity by bringing families together to experience the richness and beauty of a diverse culture. Thus, this 5K race strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle.
Asian Culture Center of TN Web site: http://www.knoxasianfestival.com/
Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
Although the installation of this exhibition has been delayed due to COVID-19, works are available now (and are for sale)! Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.
Ewing Gallery: BFA Capstone Exhibitions Online
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
The capstone course is a requirement for all BFA Studio Art majors. Students take capstone in the final semester of their BFA degree. During the capstone semester students engage in a self-initiated research project to demonstrate that a graduating senior has learned and can practice the skills and concepts of a chosen concentration.
Alexandria Anderson- 4D Art
Zachary Baione - Painting + Drawing
Maggie Bendy - Painting + Drawing
Ali Bhimani - Printmaking
Elisabeth Dos Santos - Painting + Drawing
Rachel Doub - Sculpture
Shannon Frisco - Sculpture
Nicole Gentry - Painting + Drawing
Hannah Kearns - Painting + Drawing
Michaela Leib - Sculpture
Jody Lynn - Painting + Drawing
Quynh Nguyen - Painting + Drawing
Annie Rock - Painting + Drawing
Juniper Teffeteller - Printmaking
Dannie Trevino - Printmaking
Emma Vieser - Photography & Printmaking
Ceara Wallus - Ceramics
Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions Online
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
In order to complete the MFA program, all graduate students are required to present an exhibition or other public presentation of their work during the semester of graduation. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the class of 2020 was unable to have public exhibitions of their work. This webpage showcases the amazing work that these students made for their thesis exhibitions.
The MFA class of 2020 includes: Jillian Hirsch, Kristina Key, April Marten, Ashlee Mays, Emmett Merrill, Angelina Dee Parrino, Dana Potter, William Rerick, and Marla Sweitzer.
Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace online
Join Ijams for its annual spring celebration, the Mayapple Marketplace, as we take this event online to support our amazing plant nurseries, artists and crafters, garden vendors and more. Due to COVID-19, we will not be having an in person event this year, but we still want to show our support for our community vendors by promoting their websites on this event page. Please take the time to check out their works and wares and purchase through them directly during this time.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org
Central Cinema: Virtual Programming
A slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking “virtual engagements” that directly benefit us directly, so take a look at what’s “showing” this week! More info: https://centralcinema865.com/
Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood. Central Cinema's single auditorium features top-notch digital projection and 96 seats.
UT School of Art: Small Works online by School of Art Faculty
Small Works by UTK School of Art Faculty
Small Works features a selection of small works by faculty members in the School of Art. Participating faculty members include Joshua Bienko, Emily Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason Brown, Rubens Ghenov, John C. Kelley, Mary Laube, Paul Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Jered Sprecher, and Koichi Yamamoto.